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Caro Amico Italian Cafe

) #485 of 3,618 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza
3606 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239-4131
+1 503-223-6895
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (17 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (2 reviews)
“cannelloni” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
3606 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239-4131
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed happy hour here. The bar and the cafe are available for happy hour. Small plates and reduced price wine. We had the Canneloni and the Manicotti. Our friend had the meat ball hero. He took home 1/2 of it. Our portions were delicate and...More

Thank bdrothschild
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Scallops, carbonara, tiger prawns, Greek salad and two bottles of Chianti. $124.00. Fabulous sauces, good bread, understated yet complex seasoning. Perfect pasta. They earned my 5 stars. We spoke to the chef who was very passionate and personable. Family owned. Seventy year old restaurant. Good...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Met family members here for a dinner one night to catch up after not seeing them for a few years! Good food, service and great for being able to hear each other talk, unlike so many other restaurants these days!! When you are driving to...More

1  Thank nmnkno
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My assessments for Italian restaurants depend upon Spaghetti Carabonara and homemade Gnocchi. For Carabonara, too many restaurants rely on a cream sauce. But Caro Amico's was all egg and cheese, and quite tasty. Also, the manicotti and cannelloni were handrolled! It's a bit of an...More

1  Thank GoDucks99
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This quaint little restaurant is a comfortable place for great meals with an attentive staff. I really enjoyed the Scampi Fettuccini. It was so creamy and very full of shrimp. It was perfect. Looking forward to future visits.

1  Thank Doug H
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Kim and I went for dinner. I had the Chicken Parmigiana and Kim had the Chicken Picata. Both dishes were excellent. If you arrive, come in through the door off the lower parking lot as that is where the person doing the seating is. Also,...More

1  Thank standavis99
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We actually decided to go here due to an entertainment book coupon and also have passed by this place numerous times without stopping. Arriving at Caro Amico's right at opening time (4:00PM) we were promptly seating by the window on the second level. It appears...More

1  Thank wirenut1462
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hosted friends from Ashland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois on a Saturday night. We planned ahead and had a reservation. This vintage italian restaurant is popular with the surrounding neighborhood, so reservations are recommended. Plenty of appetizers and adult beverages to enjoy and entrees served...More

1  Thank Erickroses
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Annual visit with family and they came through again. Good meats and pasta, wine, dessert and all the trimmings. Very attentive waitress and owner

1  Thank morteight
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went here to celebrate a birthday for guests who love Italian. Reservations for 7 are hard to get in Portland for last minute plans with additional guests. Super easy to book on Open Table. Fettuccine Alfredo had to be in the menu. This restaurant...More

Thank Marnicity
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3606 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239-4131
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-223-6895
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